Divorce is never a pleasant experience. It is much less enjoyable when it occurs in public and everyone starts talking about you and your failing marriage, which is one of the perks of being a celebrity. People are interested in learning why your marriage failed as well as how much is being paid as part of the divorce settlement.
Celebrities’ divorce settlements mirror how lavish their lifestyles and incomes are. So, we’ve compiled the most exorbitant celebrity divorce settlements ever for you. Get ready to lose your seat as a result of these stats.
Steve & Elaine Wynn – $741 million
Steve Wynn, a businessman and art collector, wed Elaine for the first time in 1963. Their union lasted till 1986. In 1976, when they were still married, they co-founded Mirage resorts. In 1986, the couple divorced for the first time. A few years later, in 1991, they got back together and believed that maybe this time, their marriage would work. Well, in 2010 it failed once more. They jointly co-founded Wynn resorts during their second marriage.
Elaine received $750 million in Wynn shares as part of the divorce settlement, and Steve publicly divided the Wynn Resort portion with her. I suppose being married to him a second time was a wonderful decision. Elaine is a board director now while Steve continues to lead the company as CEO.
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $48.6 Million
Paul McCartney, the renowned English bass player and vocalist of The Beatles, wed former model Heather Mills in a magnificent wedding at Castle Leslie in Ireland. Beatrice is their only child together. Only six years after being married, they both had no idea they would become divorced.
Mills handled all aspects of the divorce on her own behalf. Later, McCartney praised her for having the bravery to do this. With a net worth of over $1 billion, the divorce settlement had no negative effects on his financial situation. Heather is legally entitled to the title of Lady McCartney thanks to her previous marriage to Paul, even if she doesn’t use it.
Madonna & Guy Ritchie – $92 Million
In November 1998, Madonna and filmmaker Guy Ritchie first spoke. Ritchie is renowned for his crime movies, and he has helmed titles including Sherlock Holmes, Revolver, and Snatch. In 2000, he married Madonna for a second time in Scotland at the breathtaking Skibo Castle in an unplanned ceremony. Their son, Rocco, was born shortly after Madonna. Together, they adopted David from Malawi in 2006.
Unfortunately, the union failed, and two years later Madonna requested a divorce. The divorce was granted nisi. Fortunately, they reached a consensus on their kids. Since then, Ritchie has married Jacqui Ainsley, a model, and the two have had three children together.
Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 million
Neil Diamond, a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, wed Marcia Murphey, a production assistant, in 1969. Jesse and Micah, their two kids, were born throughout the course of their 25-year marriage.
Marcia frequently suspected Neil of having an affair, which resulted in their divorce. Given Neil’s $175 million current net worth, it appears that the divorce settlement may have caused him significant financial hardship.